Recipes and Cooking Coconut Cream Banana-Topped Pie By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on July 19, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 50 mins Bake Time: 14 mins Chill Time: 4 hrs Total Time: 50 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 recipe Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie ¾ cup sugar 3 tablespoon cornstarch 2 cup half-and-half or light cream ½ cup cream of coconut 4 egg yolks, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut ½ cup whipping cream 4 ounce cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoon cream of coconut 3 medium bananas ¼ cup cream of coconut ½ teaspoon vanilla Raw chip coconut, toasted Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup shortening ¼ cup butter, cut up ¼ cup ice water Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie. On a lightly floured surface, use your hands to slightly flatten pastry. Roll pastry from center to edges into a circle about 12 inches in diameter. Wrap pastry circle around the rolling pin. Unroll into a 9-inch pie plate. Ease pastry into pie plate without stretching it. Trim pastry to 1/2 inch beyond edge of pie plate. Fold under extra pastry even with the plate's edge. Crimp edge as desired. Generously prick bottom and sides of pastry with a fork. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes more or until golden. Cool on a wire rack. For filling, in a medium saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in half-and-half and 1/2 cup cream of coconut. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat. Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot mixture into egg yolks. Return egg yolk mixture to saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla paste until butter is melted. Stir in flaked coconut. Transfer filling to the prepared pastry shell. Cover surface with plastic wrap and chill for 4 to 6 hours or until filling is set and thoroughly chilled. In a small mixing bowl beat whipping cream with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight); set aside. In a medium mixing bowl beat cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Gradually beat in 2 tablespoons cream of coconut. Fold in whipped cream. Spread cream cheese mixture over filling in pastry shell. If desired, cover and chill for up to 12 hours. Before serving, cut bananas as desired into 1/4- to 1/2-inch pieces. Arrange banana pieces on top of pie. For glaze, in a small bowl combine 1/4 cup cream of coconut and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Spoon glaze over banana pieces. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Serve immediately. Pastry for a Single-Crust Pie In a medium bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pieces are pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the ice water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat with additional ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time (1/4 to 1/3 cup total), until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Gather mixture into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 794 Calories 53g Fat 76g Carbs 9g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 794 % Daily Value * Total Fat 53g 68% Saturated Fat 35g 175% Cholesterol 170mg 57% Sodium 310mg 13% Total Carbohydrate 76g 28% Total Sugars 43g Protein 9g Vitamin C 4.9mg 24% Calcium 113mg 9% Iron 2.3mg 13% Potassium 456mg 10% Fatty acids, total trans 1g Folate, total 75.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.